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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

Olympus recently introduced the retro-style Stylus SH-2 compact camera, which features a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (for remote shooting and sharing), Raw capture capability, 5-Axis Image Stabilization (that supports still image and video capture) and new Nightscape modes for night scenes and portraits.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

Lowepro has launched the “next generation” of its travel-focused camera/laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. The Fastpack II backpacks are designed to provide room for your camera gear and your laptop computer while giving you fast access to everything in a safe and secure pack that’s easy to travel with.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

The Canon Digital Learning Center is now offering free tutorial videos hosted by world-renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris. Arthur demonstrates which techniques, gear and settings he uses to create artistic photos of birds and other wildlife.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

The new Pelican 9490 Remote Area Lighting System (RALS) is a self-contained, mobile lighting solution that features a quick release and a rechargeable (swappable) power supply. The 9490 RALS has a suggested retail price of $999.95 and offers up to 6,000 lumens, three preset light levels and up to 24 hours of run time.

George Schaub Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

Photokina 2014 in Germany has been covered widely on the Internet already—including our own extensive reporting on the show on Shutterbug.com—so there’s no need for me to rehash the major announcements from the event, such as the latest full-frame cameras from Canon and Nikon and the like. My photo report here is aimed at sharing some wider ranging thoughts and perspectives on this important biennial show and what it told us about photography today and where it might be heading tomorrow.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 05, 2015 0 comments

Darrell (from BGZ Studios) is an award-winning photographer who specializes in capturing out-of-this-world fantasy portrait creations. Using lavish costumes, dramatic sets, and art to bring various comic book, video game and manga characters to life, Darrell creates his art by discovering unique places that breathe life into these fantasy characters. In short, he helps turn his subjects into superheroes.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 04, 2015 0 comments

World Press Photo (WPP) has yanked a prestigious award from a controversial photographer accused of staging his images. The WPP, in an announcement posted on its website, said after receiving new information about Giovanni Troilo’s first-prize Contemporary Issues story, the organization decided that “the story was not in compliance with the entry rules and therefore the award must be revoked.”

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2015 0 comments

Northern New Mexico offers a rich cultural mixture, great scenery, and a diverse range of environments, from desert to towering red rock formations to lush alpine meadows to deeply cut river valleys. It’s a photographer’s paradise, which is why you should consider “Taos: A Photographic Adventure Workshop” from July 11-17, 2015.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Mar 04, 2015 0 comments

Roberto Neumiller is one angry photographer. A well-respected photojournalist based in Paris, Neumiller went to the African Sahel in 2006 where he photographed the daily lives of workers in the region. When the images were originally published they were widely praised.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

We recently got some hands-on time with the two newest lenses in Sigma’s arsenal: the Sigma 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens. Both lenses, which will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, go on sale this month at relatively decent prices considering their impressive specs.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

Sony announced a variety of new Alpha E-mount lenses and converters tonight. The Sony lenses include four new "FE" full-frame E-mount lenses designed to complement Sony’s Alpha 7 mirrorless camera lineup.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

American photographer Neil Craver has been announced as the overall winner of Professional category with the title: Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2014 and $2000 in prize money. His winning image, called “Manufacturing Content” is a unique glimpse into the subconscious of the mind.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

Lowepro just launched its new Echelon series, the company's first high-end collection of stylish photography bags designed for fashionable pros. The limited edition, three-piece Echelon series includes a roller, an attaché case and a laptop brief with luxury features such as custom-cast metal hardware and saddle-stitched, premium leather handles.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 01, 2015 0 comments

Nikon launched the 24.2-megapixel D7200 DSLR for photo enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers tonight. The D7200 uses an APS-C-sized “DX-format” CMOS sensor that’s essentially the same chip as the one in the previous model though it has been “slightly optimized” for the new DSLR, according to Steve Heiner, a Nikon USA spokesperson.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 01, 2015 0 comments

Nikon introduced an amazing superzoom camera tonight: the Coolpix P900, all-in-one compact that features a head-turning 83x built-in zoom lens. For those keeping score at home, that translates into an astronomical 24-2000mm (in 35mm equivalent) zoom lens in a camera not much bigger or heavier than a small, entry-level DSLR.

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